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Wild Azalea Trail (WAT)

Intermediate
 4.3 (11)

The National Scenic Trail, Wild Azalea Trail, stretching from Woodworth to Valentine Lake.


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Map Key

24.9

Miles

40.1

KM

Singletrack

216' 66 m

High

88' 27 m

Low

1,050' 320 m

Up

965' 294 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

No restrictions but some portions of the trail see heavy hunting traffic during the fall/winter months.

Need to Know

Fresh water can be scarce. Valentine Lake usually has a drinkable water source at the campground but there won't be anything else available.

Description

This trail has a bit of everything. Plenty of climbing and short, sharp hills with some great scenery along the way. Certain portions of the trail see much more traffic than others which can lead to some overgrown sections.

This isn't a ride that many will do in its entirety but it is worth the time to do at least once. Portions of this trail can be linked with the nearby Kincaid Trail and Lakeshore Trail to make some great loops.

The trail is marked and easy to follow. Prescribed burns from year to year can damage trail markings.

Contacts

Shared By:

MTB Project Staff with improvements by Richard Baca

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 11 votes

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  4.3 from 11 votes
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The beginning of the Wild Azalea trail is rather tame and great for a short warm up before shredding the next 45 miles.
Jun 12, 2017 near Woodworth, LA

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Apr 4, 2020
Timothy Cazares
10mi
Nov 24, 2018
Jackie H
8mi
Jan 6, 2018
Mickey Young
27mi
Nov 19, 2017
DAVID BROUSSARD
Completed a roundtrip bike ride from Woodworth to Valentine Lake on the Azela Trail, then back to Woodworth via highways. All in all it was a great…
Jan 2, 2016
Chris Chambers
Wild Azalea Trail Race 27mi — 3h 44m